Council Events

Upcoming Events

Henry Timms, co-author of the book New Power, will discuss a practical framework for understanding how power is shifting in our society and how to navigate today and in the future.

The Council, The Spartanburg County Foundation, and the Southeastern Council of Foundations invite you to a day and a half regional convening focused on community philanthropy''s potential as an engine for inclusive community and economic development in the South.

Taught by the Fund Evaluation Group, this webinar will explore some of the issues in crafting and developing an investment strategy.

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

In this webinar, we will be introducing a new framework for measurement in the social sector. It is a three legged stool: (1) evaluation; (2) monitoring; and (3) feedback from your ultimate beneficiaries.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

Join us for a day and a half regional convening focused on community philanthropy as an engine for inclusive community and economic development in Minneapolis, MN.

This Summit will fortify you with the community, tools, expertise, and resources to make well-informed financial decisions to leverage endowed funds for maximum social benefit.

A premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.

A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.

LEADING TOGETHER is a gathering of smart and pioneering people exploring the intersection of philanthropy and driving communities forward. It’s a place where you find the time to pause, let your mind go free, and think about big ideas and what’s possible.

Past Events

This month’s Lunch with Legal Counsel with Suzanne Friday will focus on issues for corporate philanthropy, and motivations for corporate giving.

For community foundation CEOs, managers, or board members/trustees with fiscal responsibilities and those new to finance and fiscal administration, this course provides an understanding of the complicated aspects unique to community foundation finances

This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Learn about the changing incentives and barriers that individuals and organizations face when donating to social causes and organizations globally, as well as diving deep into the changing philanthropic environment in Hungary, Nigeria, and Venezuela.

Focused on academic research, experience from the field, and insights on the trends as seen from the perspective of social impact strategists on how to interpret the noise around evolving technologies and focus on real strategies that benefit community foundations and the communities they serve.

Council attorney Bryan Del Rosario and host Brad Ward will review (and answer) the top 10 questions posed during our recent Legal Matters workshop held in Dallas on April 2nd.

Join us - the Council on Foundations, Foundation Center and Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy - at this special event for the launch of a new GrantCraft Leadership Series paper which introduces the concept of community philanthropy: both as a form of, and force for, building local assets, capacities, and trust.

Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange's first interactive learning opportunity: a panel via phone call with a former Secretary's Awards Winner.

The Race, Poverty and Trust convening features guest speaker Tiziana Dearing, Professor of Macro Practice at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Tiziana is the former CEO of Boston Rising, a place-based, anti-poverty, public foundation that aimed to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by replicating the Robin Hood Foundation and Harlem Children Zone’s models in Grove Hall, a Boston neighborhood inundated with poverty and crime. Over three years, Boston Rising invested $4 Million in residents, promising entrepreneurs and under performing schools, then -- it dissolved.

Explore how state proposals to get around the federal SALT deduction repeal could impact the philanthropic sector and charitable giving.